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Crews on scene of 2-alarm fire in Midvale



MIDVALE, Utah — Firefighters from the Unified Fire Authority are being praised for their quick action Friday after they rescued residents from a burning Midvale apartment building.

Crews were dispatched to the Chelsea Park Apartments at 7351 Catalpa St. at approximately 12:30 p.m., Unified Fire Authority spokesman Ryan Love told Gephardt Daily.

“Upon our arrival there was smoke showing, the scene was chaotic, there were people running, people evacuating, people hanging out windows,” Love said.

“Both of our Midvale crews, 125 and 126, arrived on scene, 125 immediately went to throw ladders for potential rescues, there were two rescues, from windows. The other engine went on a fire attack. They parked where they could see the flames and they turned on what we call a deck gun on the top of their engine and they immediately expelled all the water in their engine, 750 gallons in that one unit,” Love said.